Bodhicharya Kent are blessed to be hosting Lama Tsultrim Guelek of Bodhicharya France, for his first ever visit to the Bodhicharya Kent Sangha.
Lama Tsultrim Guelek was born in 1955 in Grenoble, France and began began studying the Dharma in 1983 as a disciple of Venerable Kalu Rinpoche and Bokar Rinpoche. In 1987 he was ordained by Kalu Rinpoche and became a novice monk (getsul). After a traditional 3-year, 3-month, 3-day retreat between 1988 and 1992, he became a fully ordained monk (gelong). With Bokar Rinpoche's blessing and permision he has been leading meditation groups since 1995. He currently lives and teaches at the Bodhicharya France centre in Lusse and also teaches in several other cities once a month.
His 25 years of experience as a monk and as a teacher allow him to be deeply familiar with the Dharma as it can be practised in the West. Moreover, he accompanies spiritually many Dharma practitioners and thus has a sharp knowledge of the obstacles western practitioners may face, of the means to overcome them and the pitfalls to avoid. Lama Tsultrim illustrates his teachings with examples from our daily life, which makes his teachings lively and widely accessible.
For more about Bodhicharya France, please see here:
Lama Tsultrim will teach on the topic, "Buddhism in Daily Life", with time for questions and answers. We will also meditate together throughout the day and conclude with Lama Tsultrim leading the group in mantra and devotional singing practice, being a classically trained singer himself. Please see here for a video of Lama Tsultrim singing with Lily Jung:
We will go to the local Sikh Gurdwara in Gravesend for a donation based vegetarian lunch. There are many other options and places to eat in Gravesend if Indian food isn't your thing.
£15 suggested donation for the day, please give what you can to support the not-for-profit activities of the group, however cost should not be a barrier to attending our teachings and events as we always value your presence more than your donations.
Please give your donation on the day, thank you.
All are welcome, beginners and experienced practitioners alike.
We hope to see you there for what will surely be a lovely day :-)